Pin; I saw the body before it was removed to town, and am of opinion it was not disturbed since death; I believe the poison in the bottle to be strychnine. Cox thought this evidence was all that was necessary to convince the jury that the remains were those of Mr. Pin was a native of the province of Dauphine in France, and was aged about 50 or 53 years; I am sure the articles produced belonged to Mr.Another of the suspected murderers was traced to Walla Walla where he was arrested for a similar crime, but he succeeded in breaking jail. - We regret to have to record a fatal accident which befell a young man named Charles Mc Isaacs, on Munro's ???
Mclean and his boys gave hot chase to one of the party who in his endeavor to escape jumped into the Thompsons and drowned. By mere accident the whole mystery has come to light and speculation set at rest for ever. Pin's remains will be gathered best from the evidence given at the INQUEST. The deceased was a fine young man only 24 years of age; he was a German by birth and named Louis Rock.., 23 September 1865FATAL ACCIDENT .
, 22 August 1895ODD TALKS WITH OLD TIMERS.While in Victoria news reached us of the murder of French Joe, Lowen and another man near Capt. The three men were reputed to have had about ,000 between them. The unfortunate men had just crossed the bridge and were taking a drink from the stream when three shots were fired at then each of which proved fatal. Various rumors were afloat at the time regarding the missing man. , 2 September 1865FATAL ACCIDENT ON WILLIAMS CREEK. We regret to state that an accident happened in one of the hill claims above the canon on Williams creek, this afternoon, by which one man was killed and a second severely injured.
I cannot help associating the murderers with the three fellows who caused us so much uneasiness and rejoicing in the fact that they did not get off with their booty. About twelve months since a most profound sensation was created here by the sudden and mysterious disappearance of S. Some attributed his disappearance to his having committed suicide in the woods, but many others held that he had levanted to escape from his creditors, and was subsequently seen on his way to Kootenay, Boise, &c. The men were engaged in undermining a bank of clay for the purpose of ground slucing when it suddenly fell, burying both beneath.
I can recognise the bottle as belonging to the house; it had a label on it marled "poison" with a death's head; the label is gone; I can identify the several articles produced; I have inspected the remains of the body found, and can recognise the clothing as the same Mr. Pin was a native of the village of Roman in France; his Christian name was "Sermet;" he was a married man, an d had a wife and family (one son and two daughters) living in France; I believe the cause of his committing suicide was on account of his pecuniary embarrassments and the fear of being put in gaol. Lambert, an employee in the firm of Pin & Co., was next examined; he stated as follows:--- I have seen the dead body found by Mr. Pin; I can easily swear to the clothes being those he had on when he left home; Mr.
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The only cause assigned for the deed was that Lee would not shake hands with him on the trail. The jury said they were satisfied and brought in the following VERDICT:"That Sermet Pin came to his death on or about 14 Oct., 1864, at Richfield, by poison administered by his own hands while he was in a state of temporary insanity produced by pecuniary embarrassments."OBSERVATIONS.